Terror, trauma, and bereavement: Implications for theory and therapy

Ruth Malkinson, Simon Shimshon Rubin, Eliezer Witztum

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How is interpersonal loss incurred in a terror event similar and different from loss under non-terror conditions? Because terror and bereavement are located in the individual’s experience of the event, this has important implications for assessment and intervention. In the Two-Track Model of Bereavement (TTMoB), the relationship between life threat, symptomatic response, and the ongoing relationship to the deceased allow therapy to target difficulties in functioning as well as relationship to the deceased. Two case vignettes are presented to ground the discussion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Trauma of Terrorism
Subtitle of host publicationSharing Knowledge and Shared Care, An International Handbook
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781136747052
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2005 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.


  • Assumptive world
  • Bereavement
  • Loss
  • Traumatic grief
  • Two-track model of bereavement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)
  • Health Professions (all)
  • Social Sciences (all)


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